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'Nation at a Crossroads’ tool aims to educate about impact of Highway Trust Fund insolvency

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 27, 2014

'Nation at a Crossroads’ tool aims to educate about impact of Highway Trust Fund insolvency

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has unveiled a new informational tool that aims to educate the public and elected officials about the potential impact of an insolvent Highway Trust Fund (HTF). The HTF, which funds the ...

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It'll Cost How Much?

John Latta - Feb 19, 2013

It'll Cost How Much?

By John Latta, jlatta@randallreilly.com We know the current, ongoing lack of adequate investment in infrastructure will cost us. But just how much? Bluntly, a new report tells us that “unless the U.S. invests an additional $1.57 billion per year in infrastructure — ...

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It'll Cost How Much?

Better Roads Staff - Feb 07, 2013

It'll Cost How Much?

By John Latta, jlatta@randallreilly.com   We know the current, ongoing lack of adequate investment in infrastructure will cost us. But just how much? Bluntly, a new report tells us that “unless the U.S. invests an additional $1.57 billion per year in infrastructure — ...

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Take Two: House passes another SAFETEA-LU extension

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 18, 2012

The House of Representatives passed the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, Part II, on April 18 by a vote of 293 to 127. Included in the extension is language to transfer the authority to approve the Keystone XL pipeline ...

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Just released from BTS: Surface trade with Canada, Mexico rose 15.7 percent

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 02, 2011

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, was 15.7 percent higher in May 2011 than in May 2010, totaling $77.3 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation ...

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Celadon Group: 'Congress, increase investments in highway infrastructure'

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 23, 2011

The United States needs to increase its investments in highway infrastructure, funding that can be obtained by raising the fuel tax, Celadon Group Inc. Chairman and CEO Steve Russell told members of Congress during a Feb. 19 listening session. "We need ...

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Mendez, Mica: 'We'll have a surface transportation bill by August recess'

John Latta - Feb 08, 2011

by John Latta, Better Roads Editor-in-Chief ORLANDO--1st International Transportation Construction Management Conference Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) head Victor Mendez had at least positive notions today at the 1st International Transportation Construction Management Conference that is loaded with intense technical presentations. One: Mendez and ...

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TRIP report released tomorrow on Arkansas surface transportation system

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 07, 2010

TRIP will release a new report that evaluates the current condition, use and funding of Arkansas' surface transportation system at a news conference in Little Rock tomorrow at 10 a.m. CDT. The report, “Future Mobility in Arkansas: Meeting the State’s Need for ...

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Kirk Landers: Changing tactics Part II

Brooke Wisdom - Apr 01, 2010

Kirk Landers: Changing tactics Part II

Changing Tactics Part II: Three Moves We Must Make By Kirk Landers Surface transportation’s special interests – including the construction industry, highway users, and mass transit users – have traditionally focused their human and financial resources on lobbying Congress for improvements to the ...

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Federal Report Evaluates Condition & Performance of Nation's Transportation System

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 08, 2010

Spending by all levels of government on the nation's highways and transit lines has increased substantially in recent years but steep increases in construction costs have eroded the purchasing power of this investment, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, ...

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FHWA chief offers some thoughts: Tell a better story

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 03, 2009

By John Latta, Better Roads Editor-in-Chief, Onsite at the American Concrete Pavement Association annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. Maybe Victor Mendez, head of the Federal Highway Administration, reads my column. Or maybe it's his own idea. Either way, he is urging contractors and ...

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TRIP report: One-fourth of Wyoming's roads substandard, state has high traffic fatality rate

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 03, 2009

Nearly one quarter of Wyoming’s major roads are in poor condition, with pavement deterioration projected to worsen significantly in the coming years under current funding levels, according to a new report released today by TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national transportation ...

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